Foster fine motor skills while learning and matching the colors. Rubber band are great for developing hand muscles and always too much fun for little ones to stretch rubber band by hand.
Just grab some buttons, beads and metal wire and create your own wall hanging. Actually they were hanging on our window all winter long, but the original idea was for making wall hangings. 🙂
A great embroidery practice for kids and good beginning for sewing. Pre-holes make it even easier for smaller kids. I can say that this is great exercise for 6+. For smaller kids you can use plastic needle and make it even much easier with pre-holes.
👕Do you throw away your ripped clothes right away or do you patch up and give them another chance? MB was so interested in when he saw me patching his small pants for OT. 🙃I immediately prepared a very practical patching activity for him. It has been a great activity for learning daily life skills. With a small touch I added shapes, too. So that we gained many skills. 🥰
It is possible to prepare many cutting exercises only using an A4 paper. You can draw funny faces, shapes, flowers etc. This time try adding theme on it. you can use even newspaper, if you don’t have colored papers at home. Following the lines while cutting develops hand-eye coordination, as well.
All you need is cardboard and playdough. This is great activity to foster fine motor skills. You jus make different size of holes on a piece of cardboard and fill them with playdough. You can also use different materials instead of playdough such as dyed rice, salt, oat etc.
In this colorful activity you can see many learning skills. Giant pipe cleaners are awesome for many play ideas. I know it might be quite difficult to be able to find giant ones but no worries normal pipe cleaners also works great for this activity.
Who loves handmade rugs? It has been very nice sewing practice for us.
We will be happy to see your creations if you give it a go. Don’t forget that pre-holes make it easier and more fun for little ones to practice sewing. Just grab your favorite color of yarn and cut a piece of cardboard, then start to design.
Creating DIY decorations is always too much fun. Cut a circle from cardboard and make holes around this circle. Cut long strips of fabric and thread them through the holes and knot them.
Some activities are great for many kids from age 1 to 7 or even more. This activity is one of them. You can start with your 1 yo just by putting pompoms in holes randomly. You can add tongs to make it more difficult for your 2 yo and add simple colors for 3 yo and color patterns for 4-5 yo and then add more holes and longer patterns for 6 it goes on like this. Briefly, It’s up to you to make it easier and harder.